Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

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Jul 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congresswoman Peter Welch (D-Vermont) today introduced legislation to narrow the broad zone of DHS authority in the vicinity of U.S. borders. Under current regulations, the Department of Homeland Security has wide latitude to conduct traffic stops and warrantless property searches within 100 miles of the U.S.

Jul 19, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) spoke on the House floor in opposition to anti-carbon solutions resolution H.Con.R. 199 and chided her Republican colleagues for refusing to help mitigate the threat that climate change poses to our health, ecosystem, and economy, especially in coastal states like Maine.

Jul 18, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has led a successful effort to vote down a House proposal that would have slashed federal funding for the arts and humanities, which has been a vital tool for supporting Maine’s creative economy and cultural richness. 

Jul 18, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), co-chair of the bipartisan House Montenegro Caucus, released the following statement after President Trump questioned whether he would provide military aid to NATO ally Montenegro if needed. 

Jul 16, 2018

Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) announced today that two farms in her District will receive USDA Rural Development Value-Added Producer Grants to expand their businesses and launch new product lines. Pingree has been steadfast in her opposition to proposed cuts to this vital program, which has a track record of helping rural businesses succeed and hire more workers.

Jul 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Vladimir Putin and subsequent joint press conference:

Jul 11, 2018
The Congressional Hunger Center tonight honored Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) with the Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Leadership Award for her efforts to provide people facing food insecurity with access to nutritious food.
Jul 11, 2018
During committee markup today, the House Appropriations Committee unanimously approved Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s amendment to the Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill, which would ensure that migrant siblings are kept together whenever possible while in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Jul 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC —Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court: